Sam Mendes ups the ante with the rumoured casting of Albert Finney
With James Bond 23 less than a week away from its official launch
, Baz Bamigboye, writing in the Daily Mail
has heard tell that Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes surprised his principal cast by ushering in 75 year old Albert Finney.
Bamigboye is a normally reliable showbiz columnist, who writes for the Mail, amongst other publications.
According to an insider interviewed by the journalist: "âIt was one of those fabulous 'This canât get any better!' moments because Mendes has upped the game by bringing in Bardem and Fiennes - and theyâve already got Dame Judi Dench. So you think, well, who else can they get to make this any classier?'"
Bamigboye also reiterates the long-running rumour that Naomie Harris will play Miss Moneypenny
as if it is now confirmed. It was a rumour first spread by the same publication in July 2011.
It is understood that rehearsals are taking place this week and principal photography commences next week.
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